We headed north to Montpelier, Ohio where local historian Alan Benjamin told me that Montpelierite Paul Siple was chosen by Admiral Bryd to be the “one Boy Scout in America (out of a nationwide selection)” to accompany him on his famous South Pole expedition in 1928. Perhaps of even more note, Benjamin told me Paul Siple went on to develop the first formulat to measure “wind chill.” Benjamin also told me that in 2003, Montpelier, Ohio was voted as having the “best tasting tap water in America.” They’ve since bottled some, more as a novelty, and display it at the Chamber of Commerce. I told editor Jason Schumacher of the Montpelier The Leader Enterprise newspaper that, while we don’t pander to anyone, the people of Montpelier could be assured we’d serve Montpelier bottled tap water at the Inaugaration. However, I also told the editor that Montpelier’s Rowe’s Recreation Restaurant’s “Road Kill Omelette” might not be on that menu that day. Note: Just after Hurricane Katrina, Montpelier adopted the “sister village” of Montpelier, LA, which is 60 miles north of New Orleans and received some flooding. I interviewed Marlene Oxender, whose husband drove down to Montpelier, LA the week before with a check for $1,300 and a truck load of food (including Montpelier bottled tap water, of course), clothing, and so on to help their “sister village” with recovery efforts.